Made in Medinet Habu (near Thebes), Byzantine Egypt
Rock crystal with silver fittings
Overall (with silver fitting): 3 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (8.6 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Overall (rock crystal cross only): 2 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (7.3 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1908
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
These works are thought to have been found near a Christian church dedicated to the popular warrior saint Theodore Stratelates and built on the grounds of Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramesses III from the early twelfth century b.c. They may have belonged to a ranking prelate there.
Medinet Habu, Egypt; Hadji Mohammed Mohassib(until 1908)